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15/12/2010 - The Weighted Average Cost of Capital for Ofgem's Future Price Control (Phase I Report)

Europe Economics's advice to Ofgem on the cost of capital for transmission and gas distribution (Phase I Report).

01/12/2010 - US Small Business Administration in Public Procurement

Our report on the role of the US Small Business Administration in public procurement has been published by the Enterprise Trust today.  

30/11/2010 - Economic Analysis of Restrictions on the Display of Tobacco Products -­ 2009 Canadian Annual Smoking Data - A Letter for JTI

Dr Andrew Lilico has written a letter to provide an update to previous reports on the economic analysis of restrictions on the display of tobacco products in light of relevant additional data recently published in Canada for JTI.

20/10/2010 - Future Price Limits - Risks and Incentives: Options Appraisal

A Report by Europe Economics on Future Price Limits – Risk and Incentives: Options Appraisal has been published by Ofwat and is now available.  The report reviews principles and practice in setting incentives and managing risk and looks at how regulation might develop in the water sector as this market is opened to competition. Please note the report may take a few seconds to download.  

04/10/2010 - Markets and Households on Low Incomes

Europe Economics recently completed a study for The Office of Fair Trading into ways in which low income households might be disadvantaged in particular markets.  This work, carried out in collaboration with the New Policy Institute, focused on food, energy, financial services, transport and the internet.  We identified demand and supply side factors which had a differential effect on people in the lowest income group. Access to certain products, such as the internet and bank accounts, had an important ‘enabling’ effect by improving access to products in other markets.

30/06/2010 - Cost of Capital for TAO, TSO, DSO (Appendices)

Europe Economics was commissioned by the CER to advise on the appropriate cost of capital for electricity transmission and distribution companies over the 2011 to 2015 period. (Appendices)

30/06/2010 - Cost of Capital for TAO, TSO, DSO (Main Report)

Europe Economics was commissioned by the CER to advise on the appropriate cost of capital for electricity transmission and distribution companies over the 2011 to 2015 period. (Main Report)

31/05/2010 - Review of High Cost Consumer Credit - International Research: Case Studies on Ireland, Germany and the United States

The OFT has published emerging evidence from its review of high-cost credit. This includes a review of international approaches to provision of high cost credit carried out by Europe Economics. This review shows significant differences between the countries considered.

31/05/2010 - Evaluation of the Impact of the OFT's Investigation into Bid Rigging in the Construction ~Industry

Europe Economics has completed a report for the Office of Fair Trading looking at awareness of competition law and changes in business behaviour. This followed the OFT’s decision in 2009 to fine 103 companies in the construction sector for anti-competitive practices. This is the second phase of work started in 2008 and shows a significant increase in awareness in 2010.

30/04/2010 - The Future of Banking Regulation

Assessment of the impacts of the Basel Committee proposals of December 2009 – contribution to the City of London’s consultation response.

05/04/2010 - Supermarket and Suppliers: A Look at the New Code of Practice

Principal Bob Young has his article published in Competition Law Insight in 6 April 2010 (page 5)

31/03/2010 - Household Indebtedness in the EU

Europe Economics' analysis, for the European Parliament CRIS Committee, of household indebtedness across the EU.

04/03/2010 - Risks in the Optical Profession

Europe Economics undertook a risk analysis of the optical profession to assist the General Optical Council in developing risk-based and proportionate options for revalidation.

04/02/2010 - Cost of Capital for NATS (En Route) plc for CP3

Europe Economics was commissioned by the CAA to advise on the appropriate cost of capital that NERL is allowed to charge over the third price control period CP3.

29/01/2010 - Regulating Finance for NATS CP3

Europe Economics advised the CAA on regulating finance issues in relation to NATS, in particular the concern of the CAA that bondholders may not view as credible any stated commitment by the CAA not to “bail out” NATS in the event of financial distress as credible.